Last Updated: 02/01/17

The Norovirus Outbreak and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the Norovirus. This resource is updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, helpful articles, and more. Information is subject to change at any time.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Squaremouth Explains Travel Insurance Coverage for the Norovirus Outbreaks

    ST. PETERSBURG FL Feb. 1, 2017 — Norovirus outbreaks have historically been common on cruise ships, but this year, there have been several cases of outbreaks throughout the United States. Leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, answers four common questions about travel insurance coverage related to the Norovirus.

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FAQs

  • Am I covered to cancel my trip if my family member contracts to Norovirus?

    If one of your family member contracts the Norovirus prior to your departure, you may be covered by your policy’s Trip Cancellation benefit.

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  • What if I get the Norovirus while on my trip?

    If you contract the Norovirus while traveling, you may be covered for related medical expenses and to return home early if medically necessary. Contact your provider’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department as soon as possible for advice and direction.

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  • What if I get the Norovirus before my trip?

    If you get the Norovirus before your trip, you may be covered by your policy’s Trip Cancellation benefit.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I’m worried about getting the Norovirus?

    Fear of contracting the Norovirus is not a covered reason to cancel a trip under standard Trip Cancellation policies.

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  • What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?
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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of a CDC Alert?
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    A CDC alert is not a covered reason to cancel a trip under standard Trip Cancellation policies.

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  • Does the Cancel For Any Reason benefit allow me to cancel my trip due to the Zika virus?
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    If a traveler has a policy that includes the Cancel For Any Reason benefit, they can cancel their trip for any reason at all, including fear of contracting the Zika virus.

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  • Am I covered to cancel my trip to a destination affected by the Zika virus?
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    A travel health alert is not considered a covered reason to cancel a trip under the Trip Cancellation benefit, nor is ‘fear’ of traveling due to contracting the virus.

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  • What if I contract the Zika virus while traveling?
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    If you become infected with the Zika virus while traveling, please contact the 24-hour Emergency Assistance number of your provider. Depending on your policy, Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation benefits may be available to you.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to a Zika affected country if I become pregnant?
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    While no policies include coverage to cancel your trip due to your destination being a Zika-affected country, some policies do provide cancellation coverage for travelers who become pregnant after purchasing a policy, regardless of their destination country.

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